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High Court Suspends Ruto’s Executive Order Taking Away Functions of Public Service Commission

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High Court Suspends Ruto’s Executive Order Taking Away Functions of Public Service Commission

 

The High Court has suspended President William Ruto’s Executive Order that aimed to take away the functions of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The order, which was issued on June 6, 2024, has been met with strong opposition from various stakeholders, including the PSC itself.

 

The PSC has been a key institution in the management of state corporations, and the Executive Order sought to strip it of its powers. However, the High Court has intervened, suspending the order and effectively blocking its implementation.

 

The court’s decision was welcomed by the PSC, which has been vocal in its opposition to the Executive Order. In a statement, the PSC expressed gratitude to the court for recognizing its importance in the management of state corporations.

 

The suspension of the Executive Order is seen as a major victory for the PSC and its supporters. It is a clear indication that the court is committed to upholding the principles of the Constitution and protecting the independence of institutions.

 

The High Court’s decision has also been hailed by opposition leaders, who have been critical of President Ruto’s attempts to undermine the PSC. In a tweet, Rein Asamoah, a prominent opposition leader, described President Ruto as a “threat to the 2010 Constitution” and welcomed the court’s decision.

 

The suspension of the Executive Order is a significant setback for President Ruto, who had sought to centralize power and control over state corporations. The move is seen as an attempt to undermine the PSC and other independent institutions.

 

The court’s decision is a clear indication that the judiciary is committed to upholding the rule of law and protecting the rights of citizens. It is a reminder that the executive branch of government is not above the law and that institutions must be protected from abuse of power.

 

In conclusion, the High Court’s suspension of President Ruto’s Executive Order taking away functions of the Public Service Commission is a significant development in Kenya’s political landscape. It is a clear indication that the judiciary is committed to upholding the principles of the Constitution and protecting the independence of institutions.

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